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HD 210 – Wild ‘n Raw Blackberry-Cardamom Ice Cream

Recipe for Wild ‘n Raw Blackberry-Cardamom Ice Cream. Make this recipe with yogurt for a probiotic-rich delight!

About four years ago we started a video project called Mouth of Babes. The show features Ruthie, a pregnant mama and her 2 year old son Mikko, cooking nutrient dense foods, following the guidelines of Dr. Weston A. Price. We still have a few more episodes to edit. This video is the latest, and features then unborn baby Amaia, as a healthy vibrant 1 year old (or so), brambling for berries with her brother and making and eating fresh ice-cream.

There are a couple notes in this video (*) the first is to be sure when making raw foods to only use food that you know where it comes from. The honey, egg yolks, cream and berries in our recipe are all from people we know via the local farmers market and other local food communities. And of course we picked the berries ourselves. Who doesn’t love brambling right?

Morels Stuffed with Sausage and Mint

Morels Stuffed with Sausage and Mint

I was over at Trout Lake Farmer's Market this morning and was delighted to find a plethora of huge blonde morels. I recently read a fascinating book about mushroom hunting which includes delicious recipes, giving me a hankering for wild mushrooms. I immediately bought the four largest ones. When I t ...

Wild Morels & Nettles Linguini

Wild Morels & Nettles Linguini

We had a most delicious dinner after my Saturday trip to Trout Lake Farmer's market last weekend. One of my favorite vendors, although I don't know the name, had huge freshly harvested wild morels. Of course I bought some. After reading the book Chantrelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares earlier this yea ...

Wild Flowers of the Catskills II

Wild Flowers of the Catskills II

St. John's Wort, Yarrow, Vetch, Ox-eye Daisy, Plantain, Milkweed, Thistle, Joe Pie Weed, Bluet, Rose and many more potent and helpful herbs abound in the alpine meadows of the famous pristine Catskills of New York. Having the opportunity to get to know these friendly herbs in this wild environmen ...

Dandelion Syrup

Dandelion Syrup

I recently came across this delicious and healing recipe for dandelion syrup. I have made dandelion wine before so I know how many dandelions you need to pick for such a recipe. It is best to have a lovely field with no dogs or pesticides anywhere near it. It is a lovely way to spend a spring day, p ...

Wild Fennel and Eggplant Bake

Wild Fennel and Eggplant Bake

This is a recipe I was meaning to post a couple months ago, and am now doing so I can add it to www.amoderatelife.com's Tenth day of Bloggi-mas that I have been doing my best to be a part of this year. Today is casserole day. I made this for our Canadian Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit. It i ...

HD 100 – Mullein Forest

HD 100 – Mullein Forest

A couple years ago we stumbled into a magical forest of 7 - 8 foot mulleins. Mullein flowers are traditionally infused in olive oil and used for ear aches (it works, I've used it). The large fluffy leaves are traditionally smoked to relax the lungs of people with asthma (this works as well), I u ...

Asparagus – Forage for Health

Asparagus – Forage for Health

Considering that the movement towards sustainable living is picking up speed, no discussion of asparagus would be complete without mentioning Euell Gibbons and his original back to the Earth foraging book Stalking The Wild Asparagus (1962). Euell Gibbons learned how to forage from his mother and was ...

Homemade Root Beer

Homemade Root Beer

My home brewed root beer turned out delicious. I highly recommend it if you can come by the ingredients. It does have a taste reminiscent of root beer soda, but you wouldn't confuse the two. Earthier, stronger tasting but less sweet, and the fermentation adds its own flavor in there. All the ingr ...

Antioxidant Rich Blackberries

Antioxidant Rich Blackberries

All of us know the tale of Sleeping Beauty and how long, long ago she was enchanted by a Wicked Witch into a deep slumber lasting a thousand years. How the enchantment fell on the people around her and there grew up a thick brier (bramble) around the kingdom. In 2006 I discovered a book by Stephen ...